The Grid: The Grid: Episode 15 – Copyrights


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Matt is joined by RC Concepcion and the topic of the day is Copyrights, but before they get to that, yesterday's guest post on Scott Kelby's blog from Brian Matiash sparks an interesting discussion on putting some perspective on social media.

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  1. I watched the web cast with Matt and RC and I can really relate to the frustrations of having images ‘stolen.’

    I was getting tons of people using pictures on one of the pages on my site, so I spend a good part of a day looking for a solution.

    Go to this link and see what I ended up doing:

    As the person hovers the mouse over the full sized image, the image disappears and a “Do Not Copy” message comes up. So I think this may prevent image thieves. But it’s a lot of work to change a site that has over 300,000 images.

    Great show.

  2. mrh13 says:

    Great show guys!

  3. Steve Wetzel says:

    Great show, good topic. I have an Epson stylus PHOTO R200 with a clogged black ink jet. I cannot get it uncleaned. What do I do???

  4. Shaun S. says:

    Hi, I’m shameless, I’d love to win the Sypder 3.

  5. Kaylie says:

    Action requires knowlgede, and now I can act!

  6. Christina says:

    Great show, thank you

  7. Tom Marantette says:

    I started to watch the show and at 3:01 into your show it just died and I could not get it to come back although the footage timer kept running.

  8. Tom Marantette says:

    Your guys are crazy and I love watching to you.

  9. I am using onOne with every photo I process, the presets are so great. Brian Mataish is a great guy to follow on his blog and on twitter.

  10. chris says:

    you seem to have uploaded the wrong audio only file. it appears to be last weeks episode??

  11. Keith says:

    Great episode. Nice to have RC on.

  12. Patti Couture says:

    Another informative show. Thanks!

  13. The iTunes Audio Only version of episode 15 is the episode 14 content.

  14. Gene Kimball says:

    Good show regarding © copyright information. Regarding China, years ago [not certain if they still practice copyright infringement] items purchased by us, especially records [poor copies], were routinely confiscated by Customs as China did not honor international copyright laws or copyright laws of another country. They may now as they have a huge interest in international trade but not back in the seventies when I was in the military.

  15. Christian says:

    Love the show guys, keep up the good work

  16. Steve says:

    Time to renew my Kelby Training membership. Gotta see that info about US Copyright registration.
    Oh, and great show!

  17. great show keep it coming..

  18. Steve Wetzel says:

    Great Show, I will be registering my images in the next week!

  19. One additional comment. The audio only download points to a file with “15” on it, but the content is show 14. (Sure someone already commented, but just to make sure).

  20. Frank Wise says:

    so i should totally win the two books, RC’s book to teach me how to keep my stuff from getting stolen, and Scott’s layers book to make my pictures worth stealing….

  21. Great show again. Would like to hear more about different situations when you would submit to US Copyright Office and when you wouldn’t submit.

  22. Chuck Sider says:

    Hi guys,

    You’re mispronouncing Mr. Matiash’s name.

    It’s MatIAsh not MatAIsh.



  23. Brian Horsey says:

    You guys work so well together I’ll bet Scott will soon regret going away so much. Looking forward to the next show.

  24. Great insight on copyright and protecting photos.

  25. Stephen says:

    Guys you’re funny how much time you waste in a sale’s pitch. I’m sad the show is taking this route

  26. As usual, great show.

    The copyright issue is a complicated problem. How does photo copyrights apply for international issues? Like Matt’s photo used by a Chinese company? In theory it works fine, but how does it goes in practice? Could the Germany Copyrights office do something if someone uses my photos in the USA?

    Haven’t checked 500px carefully yet and it’s good to hear that it has a “dislike” option! Facebook and Google+ needed that! :-) (BTW I would like to thank Scott for his answer on my comment about 500px editorial review, I couldn’t reply on his blog post).

    I just hope that people (including myself) will have good taste to post only good pictures at 500px hehehehe

    Well … please consider me for the prizes!!

  27. Paula says:

    what happens with international photos? the copyright laws are different. How we protect our photos?

  28. Dave Moore says:

    Great to see RC on the show!

  29. Patrick Salmon says:

    Thanks for a great show

  30. Hi guys,

    Quick question around Perfect Layers.

    What does it cost to use in terms of disk space? In other words, a single image can cost me over 60MB as a TIFF with ZIP compression and a couple of layers preserved, as I step into and out of Photoshop.

    Do you have any idea what Perfect Layers costs to use in that sense? Does it just save its work as metadata (ie the cost is near zero), or does it save its layers as bitmaps (so it would be comparable to a PS-spat TIFF)?

    Thank you.

  31. Shaun White says:

    Great show again. Thanks for all of the great info.
    I remember talking to a lady last year who is a photographer and she was a flikr user a may still be but she went to put some of her work on istock and found her images on it already. Now I believe istock went after the other person that took her images from flikr and put them on istock.
    I am not a big flikr fan but it is great to use for what is was made for and thats SHARING your images.

  32. Kathy says:

    The discussion on copyright was very interesting. I always wondered how you went about getting something copyrighted.

  33. Great show as usual. Keep it up!

  34. martin gillette says:

    great advice…

  35. W Patrick Clements says:

    Another great show you keep showing and i will be here watching and learning.. keep it up

  36. Shawn says:

    Always enjoy RC’s advice. Thanks guys.

  37. Fried Iqbal Ather says:

    hi, i love this and i watching it from the first time, its amazing,

    greetings from vienna, austria :)

  38. Andy says:

    Good Show

  39. Leo Addison says:

    Great Topics Guys!!! Love to win ur book RC!

  40. miriam Rosenthal says:

    Good show (is that like an automated like?). Don’t need the prizes, already have them. My cat was sleeping peacefully next to me while I was watching the rebroadcast, UNTIL the cat fight sounds came on. Woke him right up and he was looking all around for the cats. He’s sleeping again…thanks for the laugh.

  41. d says:

    As usual another great show … it is humorous as well as informative. Thanks

  42. Douglas Tollett says:

    Great show again, guys! That’s for the copyright info!

  43. Steve U says:

    Great show!

  44. martin gillette says:


  45. Steve says:

    Very informative show.

  46. Myles says:

    Great information on sharing your images. On many levels as well. Thanks for all you do!

  47. Verino Popovic says:

    More RC in the show! PLEASE! =)

  48. Bryon Wiley says:

    Love the show!

  49. Matt Perkowski says:

    Great show guys! Love the combo of Matt and R.C. on the Grid.

  50. peace gaddis says:

    wonderful show

  51. Jesper G says:

    I don’t have time to go shooting. I got to watch you guys.

    Guess I don’t have to worry about copyright then :)

    Great show.

  52. tim martin says:

    Good show.

  53. Thank you so much guys .. great show as always

  54. Great to get the perspectives of others.

    But I think you need to get Ken on the show via FaceTime from the Flounder. He can sit in the 3rd seat.

  55. Herb Rose says:

    I really have enjoyed the show, unfortunately I can only get replays. Can you help please?
    I have a Mac 10.6.8 w/8gb of memory and Firefox.

    Thanks for a great show.

  56. ARKreations says:

    Great discussion. Would love to win the books!

  57. Glenn Hewitt says:

    I want to win a prize – love the show

  58. Shawn Highfill says:

    Fun as usual. Keep it up.

    Floof and run!!

  59. Great show, interesting topics.

  60. Ross says:

    Nice show, thanks

  61. Bonnie Fiser says:

    Great show.
    What do you guys think about Zenfolio a hosting site that is partnered with Mpix?

  62. Another great show! Thanks a lot!

  63. Dave says:

    Good one!

  64. Cindy L says:

    Hey Hey Hey .. I Like as well – missing the Monday am live shows … oh well .. at least now I just replay when I’ve missed something 😉 My answer on Poll is no.

  65. Don Evan says:

    Be it photography, or any other line of work, people should protect the fruit of their labor. Some contests that require creative submissions from the contestants also have fine print that gives them rights to the submitted material.

  66. alex marnoch says:

    good show guys

  67. Frank Effrece says:

    Good insights, need more of this.

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